The 2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup resumes this weekend with its annual stop in Vail, CO at the GoPro Mountain Games.
Winners of the Toronto stop Akiyo Noguchi and Guillaume Glairon Mondet will be joined by field of 28 Americans and the usual stacked international lineup that includes last year’s winners Anna Stöhr and Dmitrii Sharafutdinov. Routsetting duties for the weekend will be headed up by Martin Hammerer, Matthias Woitzuck and Chris Danielson.
Last year saw the American team put three climbers in finals in Paul Robinson, Alex Puccio and Angie Payne, but whether or not they can match or better that result this year remains to be seen. Puccio has had an uneven year on the circuit and Americans have not had much luck at the other stops either. Vail always tends to be the best event for the American squad however, so this is certainly the best chance for multiple Americans to reach finals. Here’s the full American roster:
|2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup Vail – U.S Roster|
It just so happens that I will finally be in Vail for one of these World Cups this weekend, so if there is anything interesting to report I’m sure that I’ll be posting about the event on Twitter or Instagram throughout the weekend. If you’re going to be there as well do come say hi if you see me wandering around, and I’ll give you an autograph we can talk shop for a few minutes.
|2014 IFSC Bouldering World Cup – Rankings as of 5/31/2014|
|Men’s Rankings||Women’s Rankings|
You can catch the live streams below:
Bouldering Semi-finals – Saturday, 9:45 MDT
Bouldering Finals – Saturday, 4:15 PM MDT